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Ritz cracker topped with bacon cheese spread.

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This cheese ball is packed with crispy bacon and ranch flavor. I roll the cheese ball in crackers before serving for a pretty presentation, extra flavor, and loads of crunch.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, party
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 310kcal


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 packet ranch dip powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 cup cheese crackers
  • crackers and fresh veggies, for serving


  • Add the cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, ranch seasoning, and chives to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on your work surface and place the cheese mixture in the center. Fold the plastic wrap up around the cheese and form into a ball.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Crush the cheese crackers into small pieces and place on a plate. 
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the cheese ball and roll the cheese ball in the crackers to coat.
  • Serve with additional crackers and fresh vegetables.



Chilling the cheese ball in the fridge is necessary to make it easier to work with. If you skip this step, you'll have a hard time rolling the ball in the crackers.
Use any variety of crushed crackers for rolling the ball, or use chopped pecans or crumbled bacon. 


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 108mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 0.3mg